Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Zoe Lofgren
U.S. Representative, D-CA
CSPAN 07/17/2013
Cole: Impacted will depend on how many phone numbers have been called. Lofgren: you report the number of applications but it would have no relationship to the number of records acquired? Cole: no, not necessarily. Lofgren: thank you very much.
Zoe Lofgren
U.S. Representative, D-CA
CSPAN 07/17/2013
(Our justice system is set up an adversary away.) Lofgren: And when you only have one party there, you don’t have a counter party making a case before the courts. The expectation that our system will work well as it does in other environments, I think is misplaced. I share with Mr. Sensenbrenner the belief that this will not be able to be sustained. I look forward to our classified briefing. But I think that, very clearly, this program has gone off the tracks, legally and needs to be reined in.
Randy Forbes
U.S. Representative, R-VA
CSPAN 07/17/2013
Forbes: There are other data programs that they do not know about. And this is something that I just don’t think, we realize enough. Because over and over again we hear the administration coming over here and saying this to us – they say well this isn’t illegal and you need to change law. And we need to emphasize, part of this committee, is just because something it not illegal it doesn’t mean that it's not wrong.
Randy Forbes
U.S. Representative, R-VA
CSPAN 07/17/2013
Forbes and Inglis Part 1: Chairman: respond to gentleman from VA comment about Mr. Snowden. We’d be happy to have it. John Inglis: We do not have any evidence that Mr. Snowden abused the program as we have defined it today He may have abused his trust in disclosing classified details of the program. Forbes: in all Due respect, and I said I wasn’t going to yell at you, I’ll try not to yell at you, but that is exactly what the American people are really worried about. That someone’s getting data and using it to disclose it in some other situation and
Randy Forbes
U.S. Representative, R-VA
CSPAN 07/17/2013
Forbes and Inglis Part 2: Forbes: and for the life of me, I do don’t understand how you guys parse that issue that’s there. That’s what is infuriating the American people. They’re understanding that if you collect this amount of data, people can get access to it and it can be use it in ways that can to harm them not just the United States of America. And that’s what's concerning them, I think in a lot of areas and I hope we can get a more elaborate response for the record
John Inglis
NSA Deputy Director
CSPAN 07/17/2013
Inglis and Jackson Part 1: Can I just add, the court is also given permission to not just first hop analysis, meaning what numbers are in contact with that selector, but to then from those numbers, go out two or three hops. In many of the cases that Ms. Douglas referenced earlier, was at the second hop, it was at that second connection that something of interest came that then caused federal Bureau of investigation to apply their resources to essentially uncover or add additional information for terrorist activity. Jackson Lee: once you do the query out of the 300, what is the next steps?
John Inglis
NSA Deputy Director
CSPAN 07/17/2013
Inglis and Jackson Part 2: Inglis: So that query when it is returned, it could be a first hop query or a second hop query, or a third hop query, that information is then reviewed by the National Security Agency analyst and a report would be written and disseminated to federal bureau of investigation if we see something that would be of interest to them. In many cases, when a query is performed nothing of consequence turns up. No connections that are untoward turn up.
Louie Gohmert
U.S. Representative, R-TX
CSPAN 07/17/2013
Gohmert: What has been disclosed of the monitoring scares me. We have had hearings in this room, people like jerry Nadler have argued about the dangers of government having too much information. From my experience as a judge and chief justice, with state and federal judges, and having practiced before a very conservative federal judge and a very liberal judge, I could not Imagine anybody granting the kinds of orders we have seen granted. A blanket summary, go get all of these phone records.
Louie Gohmert
U.S. Representative, R-TX
CSPAN 07/17/2013
Gohmert: 2002, as a chief justice in a conference, getting into a debate with a CIA lawyer, who was arguing, look banks have all your financial records, why shouldn’t the government? And I was pointing out as a conservative, it’s because banks can’t show up at your house, put you in handcuffs, throw you to the ground, and drag you off to jail. Which has been done by the government. So There is an important distinction.
Louie Gohmert
U.S. Representative, R-TX
CSPAN 07/17/2013
Gohmert: The justification we get seems to be, there are a handful of cases where we have avoided terrorism by really gathering all of this private information, and it makes me think, how many times could King George the third have argued that? By putting officers in everyone one of your homes that we were uncomfortable with, we ended up being able to avoid a couple of problems of violence. We don’t want people in our homes and that includes the federal government watching through a big eye through our computer. I appreciate you being here today.
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